OFFSHORE- Conditions have not been pleasant offshore this week, but the fish are biting if you have the means to get out. Sailfish bite kicked off pretty good, with many boats getting multiple plus chances. Live baits under the kite are the way to go. Best depth has bounced around from 150-220' depending on conditions, and has also moved up and down the line a bit. Dolphin fishing has been very good this week. Lots of good gaffer size fish coming in 300-450' of water from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlets. Trolling small ballyhoo and bonita strips has been pretty bulletproof over-all for the dolphin. Good numbers of small Blackfin tuna around in 200-300' of water. A small trolling feather is the can't miss way to go for the little football size tunas. Bottom fishing remains very strong for the snapper. Some good size muttons still coming in over the past few weeks. About time to start seeing a few cobia come off the bottom as well.
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains good inshore right now. Solid reports on the snook coming from the bridges at night, and in there Loxahatchee River during the day. Topwater bite remains very good early in the morning and late in the afternoon on the snook. Try to fish moving water for best luck on the snook. The shrimp jig bite is also getting going on the bridges at night for the snook. Other inshore action is a bit hit or miss. Starting to get a handful of sheepshead reports coming in, but no big numbers to speak of. Hobe Sound Flats continue to come to life more and more with cooling water temps.
SURF/PIER- Rough surf and dirty water has kept reports to a minimum this week for the most part. Conditions look to improve greatly through over the next few days, and the fish should respond nicely. Bluefish continue to show up in increasing numbers. The blues have been quick to bite a noisy topwater, silver spoon, or cut mullet and sardines. Best action has been early in the morning and late in the afternoon on the bluefish. Pompano action has been good over the past few weeks, and will only improve over the weeks ahead. On the pier the pompano are biting Doc's Goofy Jigs and FishGum the best. Along the beach the pomps are biting Sandfleas, clams, FishGum, and FishBites. As usual, the pomps will bite best early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Shark action also remains very good along the beach; with the best action for the most part coming at night.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...West southwest winds 10 knots becoming northeast in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 10 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...North northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
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